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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 seconds SPEAKER 1: “Anzac Cove,” by Leon Gellert. “There’s a lonely stretch of hillocks. There’s a beach asleep and drear. There’s a battered, broken fort beside the sea. There are sunken, trampled graves and little rotting pier and winding paths that wind, unceasingly. There’s a torn and silent valley. There’s a tiny rivulet with some blood upon the stones beside its mouth. There are lines of buried bones. There’s an unpaid, waiting debt. There’s a sound of gentle sobbing in the South.”

'Anzac Cove' by Leon Gellert

Watch a reading of Leon Gellert’s poem, ‘Anzac Cove’, read by Monash University student Hannah Gordon.

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